Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader:

The Republican victories in the 2010 midterm elections promised a different approach to labor and employment relations, but few could have predicted how those electoral results would impart the field.

In a fairly predictable result, Republicans across the country, in both Congress and the statehouses, went after organized labor in both meaningful, and petty, ways. Strong efforts were made, by both Republicans and Democrats to curb the power of public unions to negotiate certain benefits and wages, although most observers felt that Wisconsin and Ohio Governors Scott Walker and John Kasich went too fer in their decision to strip most collective bargaining rights from public employees.While a raft of federal legislation was introduced to attempt to force the use of secret ballot votes in union elections, other federal actions, such as stripping the word "Labor" from the House Committee charged with overseeing most of the nation's labor laws seemed merely petty.

I state and federal legislators followed a somewhat predictable path following the midterms, the aggressive policies pursued by the National Labor Relations Board have taken many by surprise. …

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